With an Eye on Tourism Brazil Fights Crime

The president of the Brazilian Tourism Agency (Embratur), Eduardo Sanovicz, said that various measures are being taken to deal with urban violence in Rio de Janeiro. One of them is the Program to Prevent Crimes against Tourists.

All of this is part of the attempt to promote Brazil abroad. According to Sanovicz, these measures involve Brazilian society, apart from governmental organs.


The Program to Prevent Crimes against Tourists released a pamphlet with recommendations on how tourists should act in Rio. The pamphlet received support from the state and municipal governments and representatives of the private sector linked to the tourism sector.


A special Police Precinct for Tourists (Deat) was created in Rio. According to information furnished by the State Department of Public Safety, the Deat registered 1044 crimes against tourists in 2004, slightly higher than the number reported in 2003 (984), and more or less the same as in 2002 (1,049).


The state secretary of Tourism, Sérgio Ricardo de Almeida, affirmed that the city of Rio de Janeiro has shown that it is ready to receive large numbers of tourists.


“I believe that this New Year’s celebration, in which over 2.5 million people had fun in the streets, over 700 thousand tourists visited the city, and over 2 million people spent their vacations in the interior of the state, with no major problems, makes it clear that Rio de Janeiro, despite its problems, showed how it can receive tourists with open arms and how the population is hospitable. The problems we face here are the same as in the majority of cities,” he observed.


Translation: David Silberstein
Agência Brasil

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  • Guest

    L.Luken@lucci.nl
    I went to buzios to the amendoeiria pousada. Since I enver slept there and payed for three nights, the owner said he would wire 2 days back into my bank acoount. past weeks I have sending him mail, but never answered and never returned the money. what can I do? I am already back in Holland..

  • Guest

    Bad idea
    Hi Viki,

    I hate to say this but your friend is right, unfortunately. If I were you I’d give your daughter some more money and have her spend her vacations somewhere safe, as in Hawaii, for instance. It is absolutely beautiful there and you don’t have to deal with the violence.

    sincerely,
    Brazilian Dude

  • Guest

    Tourist protection in Brazil – what prec
    My daughter is planning a trip to Brazil early next year and I spoke with a friend today who said she visited Brazil last year and it was the most freightening country she has eve been to. She said to stay close to the water and not go in the city. She said never carry cash and dress and plain clothes with no jewelry. She also said to get a driver wherever you go and never go anywher alone. These are very worrisome to me as a parent and my daughter still will insist on going. Does my friend have good suggestions or is she just being paranoid? What types of precautions can you recommend for my daughter and her friends to take while they are visiting Brazil. PLEASE HELP.
    Thank You…
    Viki
    A Very Worried Parent

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